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¬†I’m trying to keep the momentum going of finishing Christmas presents. We went to visit family for Thanksgiving so I didn’t get any sewing done, but I did buy more fabric ūüôā I finished the aprons last week and didn’t get around to taking pictures until today. I used the Montessori apron tutorial¬†from Sew Liberated¬†as well as this tutorial by Stardust Shoes for Michael Miller. I made A’s bigger to match the second pattern but used the neck and waist strap from the first tutorial. I took a picture of them both together but it was blurry and I just didn’t have the energy to set everything up again.

Knit Longies

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Once I got on this cloth diaper kick, I just had to make a pair of woolen longies, or soaker. They are meant to go over a fitted diaper or prefold as a breathable but waterproof cover. I finally finished my first pair the other day and even lanolized them. I used the Li’l Aries free pattern¬†and Cascade 220 wool. I didn’t want to use super nice and expensive wool for my first attempt and I’m glad I didn’t because they have a few issues. I had problems getting the short rows to look decent on one of the sides and I missed an increase here and there. But, oh well. They just barely fit M, too. So, they will be cute to wear during the day but the rise is a little short to wear over a thick nighttime diaper.

Little late- Halloween Costumes

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I have a huge backlog of sewing that I haven’t put up on the blog because, well, three kids keep you pretty darn busy. Who knew? Anyway, here is A’s Little Bo Peep costume that I made. I finished it about midnight the night before she needed it to wear to her preschool Halloween party. There is also an apron and lace ruffled bloomers to go with the dress.

Bean was a sheep, which I did not make, and M was just her adorable self in a little pumpkin sleeper I bought last year on clearance before we knew boy or girl.

And I just had to add this pic of A being a total goof. She is doing her “Scary Pumpkin” face.

My Handmade Christmas List

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My goal this year is to make the majority if my kids’ Christmas presents. Here is my list so far and links to the tutorials or patterns I plan to use:

A- apron, portable tea party, reusable snack bags, superhero cape, doll diapers, jacket
I- apron, car caddy, reusable snack bags, superhero cape
M- wooden teether, round stacking rings, fabric balls,
Some resources
Snack bags:
Portable tea party:
Superhero cape:
Car caddy:
Doll diapers:
For both:
Floor cushions:
For friends:
Gathered clutch:

Cloth Diapers!

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So one of my latest obsessions is cloth diapers. I wish I had started with the first baby, but better late than never, right? There are so many options now it can be quite overwhelming, but for me, I started with the basic prefold and PUL cover. From there, I really like Bottombumpers for AIOs and I am starting to get into wool and maybe SBish for nighttime. Right now The Cloth Diaper Report is having a giveaway with Diaper Junction for a $100 gift card. Check it out!
M in her Lilac Bottombumper. I love these AIOs and she does too since she always seems to have a big poop in them =P

Baby M!

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So finally, baby M decided to grace us with her presence- 10 days late. She was born July 20th, 7lbs 15 oz, 19 in long. She has an interesting personality and has a mind of her own, already. But, when she’s not screaming, she is all smiles and giggles. And rolling over from front to back- at 2 months!

My friend Anne took these pictures when M was 2 weeks old. I love Anne’s photography and M’s picture is even the main page on her site right now!